The Walerian Borowczyk Collection
IMMORAL WOMEN- Some have hailed him as a genius of joyous erotica, while others have condemned him as a monster of pornographic depravity. But in this controversial three-part feature by writer/director Walerian Borowczyk, women are mysterious and degenerate creatures who hunger for both extremes. In the first tale, Marina Pierro (of Behind Convent Walls) stars as the muse whose rampant lusts enflamed the artists and clergy of ancient Rome. Then Gaëlle Legrand is a blossoming teen in 18th century France whose unnatural desire for her pet bunny leads to an act of depraved passion. Finally, a luscious young wife (former Disney child star Pascale Christophe) is abducted and raped before finding the ultimate ecstasy with her four-legged savior. Severin Films is proud to present this notorious erotic epic – also known as Three Immoral Women and Heroines Of Evil – transferred from its original European negative materials with all of its scenes of daring sexuality now fully restored.
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS- For legendary producer Pierre Braunberger (Shoot The Piano Player), it was the most enticing of challenges: Invite the three most controversial directors in modern erotic cinema to indulge their fantasies in one daring film. The result remains one of the most uniquely sensual motion pictures of our time. In the first story from director Just Jaeckin (Emmanuelle, Gwendoline), a castaway sailor is rescued by a tribe of succulent native women – led by the stunning Laura Gemser of Black Emanuelle fame – who soon reveal their most unusual appetites. Then director Shuji Terayama (Fruits Of Passion, Throw Away Your Books Rally In the Streets) explores the haunting tale of a Japanese boy seduced by the riddle song of a village madwoman. And in the bold adaptation of a short story by De Maupassant, director Walerian Borowczyk (Immoral Women, The Beast) reveals the torrid liaison between a Parisian gentleman, a Follie Bergère prostitute and an unexpected surprise that hides in the night.
ART OF LOVE- In his 2006 obituary, The New York Times called Walerian Borowczyk “the internationally known filmmaker described variously as a genius, a pornographer, and a genius who also happened to be a pornographer.” And for the final film in his ‘Immoral Trilogy’, Borowczyk created one of the most lushly bizarre erotic tales of our time and perhaps the most ambitious work of his entire career. The setting is Rome, 8 A.D., where the poet Ovid watches over an epoch of forbidden seduction and unnatural acts among maidens, centurions, servant girls and the occasional farm animal. Marina Pierro (Behind Convent Walls), Laura Betti (Pasolini’s Teorema), Milena Vukotic (Andy Warhol’s Dracula) and Massimo Girotti (Last Tango In Paris) star in this sumptuous art/smut classic, now fully restored – including the Roman Orgy sequence – and presented uncut and uncensored for the first time ever in America.